About Us

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute delivers biomedical discovery appropriate to both international and African context. Researchers at SANBI perform the highest level of research and provide excellence in education.


South Africa Collaborator: National Institute for Communicable Diseases City: Johannesburg Country: South Africa Project: CAPRISA, SSABMI Collaborator: University of Cape Town City: Cape Town Country: South Africa Project: CAPRISA, SSABMI Collaborator: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal City: Durban Country: South Africa Project: CAPRISA Collaborator: University of Witwatersrand City: Johannesburg Country: South Africa Project: Europe Collaborator: European …

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The SANBI faculty conducts high quality scientific research, through international collaboration with partner organisations. This provides an environment to stimulate the development of its students and encourages them to strive for excellence. Students are encouraged to participate in workshops and conferences, relevant to their research projects. This participation exposes SANBI students to the international scientific …

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SANBI receives funding and support from a range of organisations in South Africa and Internationally. Organisations currently supporting SANBI include: South African Medical Research Council South African National Research Foundation Atlantic Philantropies International Business Machines Inc. South Africa European Union’s 6th Framework Programme World Health Organization Wellcome Trust

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SANBI was founded in 1996 by Winston Hide, a South African computational biologist who returned from the USA. The Institute has been developed within the University of the Western Cape faculty of Natural Sciences. It is legally part of the UWC. It has a constitution that has been ratified by the Senate of the University. …

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Mission Statement

Vision To become a centre of global, African and South African excellence, achieving the highest levels in biomedical research and education. Mission To conduct cutting edge bioinformatics and computational biology research relevant to South African, African and global populations. To develop human resources in bioinformatics and computational biology by educating and mentoring scientists. To increase …

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The institute is headed by the director who reports through the faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of the Western Cape, and provides overall leadership to the organization. The faculty members report to the director and are tasked primarily with provision of research, education and capacity building. Currently there are two professors and an …

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